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  • Published:

    Apr 24, 2012
  • ISBN:

    9780061727634
  • Pages:

    272
  • Size:

    5.32" x 8.02"
  • Weight:

    0.44 pounds

Book Title and Author Byline

Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl

And Why You Should, Too

Product Description and Author Information

About the Book

Investing isn't a man's world anymore—and that's a good thing for individual portfolios, Wall Street, and the world's financial system.

Warren Buffettand the women of the world have one thing in common: they are better investors than the average man. Psychologists and scientists have shown that women have the kind of temperaments that help them achieve long-term success in the market. For instance, women spend more time researching their investment choices and tend to take less risk than men do, which prevents them from chasing "hot" tips and trading on whims. And women aren't as susceptible to peer pressure as men are, which results in a more levelheaded, patient approach to investing. This book shows that women, with their patience and good decision making, epitomize the Foolish temperament of the most successful investor in the world. It will empower and educate women—and the men smart enough to embrace a "feminine" investing style—on how to strengthen their portfolios and find success in the market.

About the Authors

The Motley Fool

Tom Gardner, along with his brother David, cofounded The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial education company, in 1993. They have coauthored five books and oversee the award-winning website Fool.com (with approximately five million unique visitors per month); a nationally syndicated newspaper column, carried by over two hundred papers; and fourteen premium investing services.

Louann Lofton

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Louann Lofton has been with The Motley Fool since January 2000, first as a writer, then as the managing editor for online content. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Reviews

“Lofton lays out sound feminine and Motley Fool-worthy rules for investment that men would be wise to heed.” Kirkus Reviews

“Through this refreshingly new approach to understanding Buffett, Lofton convincingly argues that both men and women can improve their stock returns by studying how women (and Buffett) have been more successful in investing.” —Prem Jain, author of Buffett Beyond Value: Why Buffett Looks to Growth and Management When Investing

“A well-written, sound investment book....[A] fine, readable book which is of real practical help to investors.” —Andrew Kilpatrick, author of Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett

“At last, The Motley Fool hits on the real “secret to success” that dozens of other books on Warren Buffett have overlooked - temperament. A witty, well-researched roadmap.” —Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future

“Before reading Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl, I thought that I had studied Warren Buffett from nearly every angle. LouAnn Lofton offers a new perspective on Buffett’s investment success.” —Lauren Templeton, co-author of Investing the Templeton Way: The Market-Beating Strategies of Value Investing’s Legendary Bargain Hunter, and founder of Lauren Templeton Capital Management

“Lofton’s BFF-style advice is fun to read and well-worth taking, whether your chromosomes are XX or XY.” —Nell Minow, corporate governance expert

“Entertaining….The idea of using Mr. Buffett as the symbol for her investing approach is effective.” New York Times

Thoroughly researched… [Lofton] has drawn up a blue-print for sensible stock picking that is relevant irrespective of whether you are male or female. —Daily Mail (London)

“Lofton (and the Fools) do an admirable job of parsing out the tried and true tenets of smart, sound investing and hitting on how you can improve your investment returns.” —USA Today

“The essential ingredients of Buffett’s investing philosophy have been overlooked until now, argues author Louann Lofton in her new, must-read book. ...Go forth, buy the book, and love your inner Buffett.” —DailyWorth.com

“You’ll have to read her book to see the criteria she used, but I’d say I probably plead guilty.” —Warren Buffett

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